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Kosmos 2457 (Russian: Космос 2457 meaning Cosmos 2457) is one of a set of three Russian military satellites launched in 2009 as part of the GLONASS satellite navigation system. It was launched with Kosmos 2456 and Kosmos 2458.

Kosmos 2457
Mission typeNavigation
OperatorRussian Space Forces
COSPAR ID2009-070B[1]
SATCAT no.36112[1]
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftGC 733
Spacecraft typeUragan-M
ManufacturerReshetnev ISS [2]
Launch mass1,415 kilograms (3,120 lb) [2]
Dimensions1.3 metres (4 ft 3 in) diameter [2]
Power1,540 watts[2]
Start of mission
Launch dateDecember 14, 2009, 10:38 (2009-12-14UTC10:38Z) UTC
RocketProton-M/DM-2[2]
Launch siteBaikonur 81/24
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeMedium Earth orbit[3]
Semi-major axis25,509 kilometres (15,851 mi)[1]
Eccentricity0.0001[1]
Perigee altitude19,129 kilometres (11,886 mi)[1]
Apogee altitude19,132 kilometres (11,888 mi)[1]
Inclination64.81 degrees[1]
Period675.76 minutes[1]
 

This satellite is a GLONASS-M satellite, also known as Uragan-M, and is numbered Uragan-M No. 733.[1][4]

Kosmos 2456/7/8 were launched from Site 81/24 at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. A Proton-M carrier rocket with a Blok DM upper stage was used to perform the launch which took place at 10:38 UTC on 14 December 2009. The launch successfully placed the satellites into Medium Earth orbit. It subsequently received its Kosmos designation, and the international designator 2009-070B. The United States Space Command assigned it the Satellite Catalog Numbers 36112.[1][4]

It is in the first orbital plane of the GLONASS constellation, in orbital slot 6. It started operations on 24 January 2010.[5][6]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "2009-070". Zarya. n.d. Retrieved 2012-10-07.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Glonass-M spacecrafts launch (Kosmos-2464, -2465, -2466)". TsENKI. n.d. Retrieved 2012-10-07.
  3. ^ McDowell, Jonathan. "Satellite Catalog". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
  4. ^ a b McDowell, Jonathan. "Launch Log". Jonathan's Space Page. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  5. ^ "Glonass". Russian Forces. 2013-05-01. Retrieved 2013-05-03.
  6. ^ "GLONASS constellation status, 03.05.2013". Information-analytical centre, Korolyov, Russia. 2013-05-03. Archived from the original on 2013-05-04. Retrieved 2013-05-03.